Shankar Nathan

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How to Build a Million-Dollar Brand When You're Broke and Living on Your Sister's Couch

'Fast N' Loud' star and serial entrepreneur Richard Rawlings talks about his passion for cars and drive for success.<p>Did a guy who was so broke that he and his wife had to live on his sister's couch ever predict that, in a few years, he'd be on TV shows aired in more than 200 countries, own …

Internet is Communication Platform While Blockchain is Organization Tool: Opinion

Blockstack co-founder Ryan Shea believes that if the Internet evolved into a communication platform, Blockchain is rapidly growing as a decentralized …

Selling

Meet the 9 Startups in Amazon's Alexa Accelerator Program

Amazon is poised to take over the world before the end of the week. Between industry expanding acquisitions and revolutionary tech coming out of the …

How to Pitch an Idea to Investors With Total Confidence

Pitching your idea to a group of investors is incredibly nerve-wracking.<i>Trust me, I’ve been there.</i>It’s like the feeling of making a presentation at …

Business Strategy

Port Townsend startup helps neighbors buy, sell backyard produce

Vinder’s website, which launched in February, is used by a smattering of backyard gardeners, farmers and their customers in 21 cities across 11 …

Startups

Are You Selling Something Nobody Wants to Buy?

If you've made changes to your messaging, targeting and timing, still without results, you may need to tell yourself some hard truths.<p>Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A good go-to-market strategy involves testing …

Business Strategy

How Enterprises Are Using Chatbots In The Remote Hiring Process

The growing remote workforce is formidable, with 40 million of the U.S. workforce choosing to work independently, and 70% of millennials preferring to work outside the office. Recruiters and hiring managers are still largely working in the equivalent of the stone age, using manual methods to …

Employment

By desperately trying to save his nearly bankrupt startup, this guy accidentally found a $10 million idea

Outreach employs about 170 people, so some mornings, this ritual can take him nearly an hour.<p>"All things being equal, the one thing that you can really manage on a day-to-day basis is the energy," he told Business Insider.<p>Today Outreach counts about 1,200 companies as customers and hit annual …

Bankruptcy

How One Founder Bootstrapped His Startup to $30 Million in Just 2 Years

Without venture capital, you have to make sure that your products are exceptionally profitable.

Venture Capital

Sell Anything With an Irresistible Offer Architecture

Incorporate these four strategies into your next presentation offer to guarantee more sales.<p>Familyman. Entrepreneur. Speaker. Author. Tennis enthusiast.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine this: You find yourself on stage in front of your most ideal prospects. The …

Mind

Feather launches a high-end furniture rental service for liminal living

Feather is throwing back the curtains to reveal its rental service for mid-priced to high-end apartment furniture.<p>The New York-based startup is part of the latest crop of Y Combinator companies and is looking to attract the kind of liminally living person who’s currently between the life stages of …

How to Find Consultants Who Actually Solve Your Business Problems

Pep talks are for sissies. Find someone who understands your issues and can enact real change.<p>As the owner of a business, you know your operation better than anybody. You’re aware of the problems that exist within your organization. But you’re so busy managing the chaos these problems create that …

4 Ways to Predict the Result of Your Investment Pitch

Learn how to read between the lines and spot the red flags when an investor just isn't that into you.<p>I was attending an investor pitch last week along with a company I advise. I could see the rejection coming from a mile away. Our presentation was clunky, the value proposition was weak for its …

How to Raise Your First Round of Funding

As an entrepreneur, raising capital is a skill that you must have.<p>It’s tough running a startup on little capital. One of the biggest reasons why companies fail is that they run out of money. As an entrepreneur, raising capital is a skill that you must have. If you are unable to successfully raise …

Hot new e-commerce startup Brandless is totally obsessed with its own brand

E-commerce company Brandless launched last week, but it is already billing itself as the “Procter and Gamble of millennials.” The startup sells a variety of Brandless-branded foods and household goods, supplied by its proprietary partner manufacturers, and all priced at $3. It’s raised nearly $50 …

Gwyneth Paltrow

Lessons From a Female Founder Who Reached Millions in Sales in Just 12 Months- Part 2

Julia Cheek, founder and CEO of EverlyWell, shares 6 secrets to navigating the ups and downs of your early startup journey.<p>In Part 1 of this blog, I touched on the importance of timing, early hires, and dedication when it comes to your early startup journey. Below are 3 more tips for navigating the …

Clayton Christensen

What We Learned From Spending $100k On Facebook Ads

For a three-person digital marketing team like ours, the prospect of having a big ad budget seemed like a distant dream. So when we were suddenly …

Marketing

How to Come Out on Top in a Competitive Market

Five tips to reaching the clients and revenue goals you need.<p>The good part of being in a competitive market is that there are usually a lot of clients and cash available in that market. The downside, though, is that a lot of people are competing for a slice of that pie. So, how can you make …

Our 6 Must Reads If You're Hiring a Product Manager

Over the years, we've collected a trove of advice on how to hire the best product professionals. Now, we want to package it all together so you can …

Product Management

Should Your Startup Focus on Creating a New Market or Tackle Established Product Market Shares?

Once you’ve joined a startup company or launched one ofThe post Should Your Startup Focus on Creating a New Market or Tackle Established Product …

Product Management

Startup Profile: Plex.ai Aims to Shake Up Auto Insurance With AI and the Blockchain

The Canadian company wants to use AI to rate your car insurance risk in real time Illustration: Getty Images Illustration: Getty Images <b>If</b> …

Incorporated

20 Lessons Learned From Making 2,000 B2B Cold Calls in Just 20 Days

An "expert" in your industry is just that. An "entrepreneur" knows how to sell.<p>Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Leadership/Business Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to running a business, there's a big difference between being an expert in a …

Entrepreneurship

Startup Spotlight: Worcket wants to shake up recruiting with millennial-minded job hunting app

After years of watching their employers in the technology industry struggle to fill crucial roles, Gonzalo Aguero and Sergio Klarreich decided to …

12 Awesome Tips From Ecommerce Experts

Top tips from some of the best ecommerce entrepreneurs in the field.<p>In today’s world of ecommerce, there are dozens of ways to scale. While some businesses focus on high ticket items, others focus on dominating hyper-specific product categories, and neither way is necessarily right or wrong.<p>I spoke …

Asia

Grow Your Business 10 Times With This 5-Minute Exercise

Build a sustainable, successful business by overcoming these three growth blocks.<p>I want you to take a second and visualize what your life would look like if your company grew by 10 times. Could you spend more time with your family? Accomplish things that you never thought possible? Up until about a …

Marketing